About

Welcome to MentalRollerCoaster.  The bipolar mind is mapped like a rollercoaster and the ride is very similar: an increasingly intensifying feeling of dread or anxiety, followed by a rush of excitement.

Through this blog I aim to work through my highs and lows in a selfish bid to, hopefully, find a little sense and a little peace.

Mix in alcoholism, social anxiety and ADHD, and I hope that the result is something that can both entertain and give people something to relate to.  Some posts will be about the struggle to stay sober, some will be depression-fueled rants and some may be downright silly.  They all, however, will be honest.  In my real life, I expend a lot of energy maintaining a false exterior.  Here, that pretense is stripped.

I invite you to explore my mental rollercoaster and enjoy the ride.

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12 thoughts on “About

  1. Just wanted you to know that I nominated you for a Sunshine award. I think your posts are the best and can’t wait for each one to be submitted! Thanks for being here.
    Debbie

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  2. Thanks for your comment over on my blog! I’m looking forward to reading more of your story! I too, have a dual diagnosis (OCD and alcoholism) which makes everything more complicated! Glad we can find support on here. Thanks again!

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  3. Stay strong! I live with bipolar as well and I understand how difficult each day can be. But it does get better if you allow yourself to take the time and effort to focus on accepting and finding the right path. I look forward to reading your blog and I wish you the best.

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  4. Wow, I can really relate to a lot of what you describe. I feel and think similarly. You are good at compartmentalizing your “shortcomings” as am I. I often feel little affect and tend to intellectualize everything, which I attribute more to the male population, so I assumed you were of the masculine sort until I read a few posts and caught you writing about your husband. I am intrigued and am now a follower!

    Congratulations on your many consistent days of sobriety.

    Fern

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    • Thank you very much for taking the time to comment, Fern. I discovered your blog earlier today and related to a lot of what you describe. Thank you for following. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Take care!

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